Cacao Nibs, Chestnuts, Molasses.
Dark chocolate & honey sweetness
Roasted for low acidity.
Body & Finish
Heavy body & caramel-sweet finish.
ROAST & CROP DETAILS
Patio / Mechanical drying.
4,000 - 4,500 ft.
The eastern highlands, generally referred to as El Oriente, link Guatemala with Honduras and El Salvador. The landscape is much different from its western counterpart. Stunted peaks and weathered volcanoes are some clear distinctions.
Nevertheless, the land is very fertile. Because this sector used to be an active volcanic mountain range, the ground is made up of metamorphic rock. Thus, the soil is rich in minerals which are crucial for growing healthy crops. Consequently, what used to be one of the most underdeveloped regions of the country is steadily becoming an agricultural powerhouse.
Nowadays, high, and consistent quality are proof of the amazing work these farmers are doing. They truly are giving El Oriente a new, or Nuevo, beginning.
Pictured below is the mighty Río Dulce, a popular cruising destination of El Oriente. Roughly 27 miles long, this river passes through a complex system of gorges, dressed in beautiful tropical vegetation. This botanical haven is home to an even more diverse fauna. From white herons to manatees, you are bound to find a fascinating creature living its best life. The river flows into the Caribbean Sea near Lívingston, a picturesque town that offers a delightful fusion of Guatemalan and Caribbean culture.